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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:09 PM
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Brad: Something very rotten suddenly occuring in CA, plus more on OH
Edited on Fri Nov-18-05 04:14 PM by Amaryllis
There are three breaking election reform stories here (or should we say election fraud stories). The last one is the one Einsteinia has been posting threads about for the past few weeks about alarming developments in CA. It becomes even more clear why they framed CA SOS Kevin Shelley, a true election rights hero, who was on Diebold like a bulldog, and replaced him with SOS McPherson, who is undoing Shelley's good work. Wonder who is behind that? Anyone care to take a guess?

From Brad:
Democracy Breakin': Ohio's Electric Boogaloo
More on Ohio's Staggeringly Impossible '05 Results
The Corporate Media Continues to Not Care, But a Rightwing Blogger Finally Does...

A followup with additional details on our previous story pointing to the inexplicable results of last week's Ohio election where half the state added Electronic Voting machines for the first time. The result was a remarkable defeat of a 4 Initiative Election Reform package that polls in the days before the election showed was on its way to passage on several of the measures. The inexplicable results all looked something this:
ISSUE 3 (Revise campaign contribution limits)
PRE-POLLING: 61% Yes, 25% No, 14% Undecided
FINAL RESULT: 33% Yes, 66% No
Full Story & the Rightwinger Who Now Finally "Gets It":
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002030.htm


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Bi-Partisan Co-Sponsors of Election Reform Bill Cite GAO Report on E-Voting Security in Letter to House Colleagues
Letter from Holt, Davis Points to Failures in Voting Machines Around the Country
Bill Has More than 150 Co-Sponsors, But Has Not Been Allowed to Come to Floor by House Leadership

FULL STORY & COMPLETE LETTER:
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002037.htm


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California Sec. of State Disbands Voting Panel, Leans Toward Reversal of Previous Stance Against Diebold!
Recertification Hearing on E-Voting Machines Changed at Last Minute, Participants Not Notified
JUST IN: Something very rotten suddenly seems to be occurring in the state of California! RAW STORY has the story, we explain it quickly...

URL: http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002038.htm

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http://www.BradBlog.com
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:14 PM
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1. The fact that Republicans are desperate to get Diebold
installed is something skeptics should consider.

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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 06:22 PM
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9. That's the understatement of the century.
Their intention to continue stealing elections couldn't be more obvious. The security of the machines is irrelevant. Diebold is run by convicted felons, they're crooked. Secure machines in possession of crooked operators will continue to yield crooked results. There's no audit trail, no independent redundancy checks, no independent accuracy check at the precinct level. Nothing meaningful has changed. Dem leadership and MSM both still silent on election fraud. Can there be any doubt what's going to happen again in '06 and '08?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:18 PM
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2. November 28-29, 2005 Voting Systems Testing Summit is planned - is
there more to this?


November 28-29, 2005
Hyatt Regency
Sacramento, CA


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Secretary of State Bruce McPherson is hosting an invitation-only Voting Systems Testing Summit to bring together experts from state and federal elections administration to discuss testing as it applies to state certification processes for voting equipment. Several panels of nationally recognized experts will share their expertise as we attempt to develop a best practices model that all states can use in their examination of voting equipment. Please see the tentative agenda and registration materials linked to this page for additional information.

Caren Daniels-Meade, Chief of Elections, State of California

Participants
Registration
Agenda


Panelist Information
Registration
Agenda
Speaker Memo
Speaker Request Form
Permission to Post


Vendor Registration
Registration
Agenda


Hotel and Travel Information
Reservations, Directions and Maps



For more information please contact:

Lorett Kinnicutt
P.O. Box 1550
Folsom, CA 95763
Phone: 916.608.8686
Fax: 916.608.8787


www.eventswebpage.com

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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:22 PM
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3. If the vendors are invited, then yes, there is more to this. It's an
Edited on Fri Nov-18-05 04:22 PM by Amaryllis
invitiation only event...now what the hell are the VENDORS doing at a voting systems testing event? Anyone else see this as a blantant conflict of interest? Fox guarding the henhouse again?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:37 PM
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4. Thanks for the heads up! :-) It is indeed curious that the Sec of State
needed to structure this as an invitation only event.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 05:01 PM
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6. Here's a link for this event.

http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vst_summit.htm

I'm info-overloaded having tried last night to sort some of this out. Please have a look at the post I put up about it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 10:04 AM
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12. Excellent Info - - thanks for finding it!
:-)
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 04:51 PM
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5. We won't be allowed to take back congress.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 05:01 PM
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7. I wonder what would happen....
...if the warehouses that hold these machines would suddenly ALL be inundated by an accidental triggering of the "sprinkler" systems the night before an election?
You think we wouild be forced to use Paper Ballots?
:hippie:
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 05:40 PM
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8. That would be SO tragic...but that would be a LOT of warehouses...
how many machines do you think CA has?
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 06:30 PM
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10. Neocons are well aware...
...that in order to stay in power they MUST continue to rig numerous elections. The only way to do that is to maintain control of the ballot box through their corporate GOP functionaries---Diebold, ES&S, Triad, Sequoia and a few others. Neocons will NEVER willfully give up control of secret vote processing---NEVER!!!
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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-05 10:05 PM
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11. Calif. had touch screen switching & Dems were robbed in Ohio
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